Monday, March 12, 2012


Bailee is growing up way too fast. Seriously. She just turned 9.


I can hardly believe it was that long ago that we welcomed her into our lives. But I can hardly remember what life was like with no kids!

In these first two pictures, you can see the difference in her face from the instrument in the roof of her mouth, that has been widening her upper jaw. The first picture was taken in November, when she had it put in. We turned it with a key every day to widen it a little bit at a time. Can you see the difference?
The second picture was taken the morning of January 9, right before we took her in to get her braces. (They just put them on the top teeth for now).

And later that day, after also getting a haircut!
She was so excited to get her braces, and didn't complain about the pain too much. Her teeth have already moved so much since then! They've even added brackets to 2 more teeth on the top, that have since grown in some more.

Bailee is a sweet, responsible girl. She loves to play with her baby brother.
She loves to read. Recently, we returned 5 books to the library, and she checked out 12 more!

She is a picky eater, and LOVES sweets, just like her daddy. Baked ziti is still her favorite food.

She had a birthday party with her friends on February 11. They decorated cookies, (after one of the kids put the red frosting on their noses, the rest of them had to do it too!)

They played some fun games....

Bailee LOVES penguins, so she wanted a penguin cake, and a penguin pinata. Our friend Natalie did a FABULOUS job on this cake, don't you think?

By some miracle, Kevin found this penguin pinata at Winco the morning of the party!

We kept the cake a secret until her party. She really loved it! She kept the frosting penguins for days after the party, until they eventually fell apart.

The next day at Sunday dinner, we celebrated the 3 February birthdays at Grandma & Grandpa Chapmans. Grandpa Gaylen, Bailee, and Hadlee. We were able to use the un-eaten bottom half of the penguin cake. :)
Her actual birthday was on Monday, so when daddy got home from work, we had another quick little celebration for her, before FHE.

Happy 9 years, Bailee! We love you!


Kelly and Megan said...

Looks like you had a great time celebrating! Love the penguin cake. Bailee is such a sweetie! Happy Birthday!

Frank, Heidi and Family said...

Wow, what a celebration! Looks like the kids had a great time at the party, I know mine did. What a great cake!
She is such a great girl!

Melissa said...

Isn't it amazing at how quickly orthodontia changes teeth? It looks like Bailee had plenty of chances to feel like the birthday girl and special!